THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS AND GOODNESS
INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL 2023 | MAY 26-31
NKT SPRING FESTIVAL 2023
at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Special commentary to the Liberating Prayer
& International Refuge Vow Ceremony
with Gen-la Dekyong
The Liberating Prayer is not an ordinary prayer – It is like a text and has profound meaning. All Lamrim teachings – renunciation, bodhichitta, and correct view of emptiness are included in this prayer. I can say very few people understand the Liberating Prayer. It definitely needs verbal commentary by a Teacher. If we understand and contemplate its meaning – it is the best method to develop faith in Buddha and his teachings, which is our spiritual life and the root of all Dharma realizations.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
At this Festival Gen-la Dekyong will share a special transmission and blessing of the meaning of this prayer that she received directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She will also bring together commentary Venerable Geshe-la has given on the meaning of different verses of this prayer over many years.
There will also be an opportunity to engage in a powerful and immensely meaningful International Refuge Vow Ceremony with the worldwide Kadampa family.
The Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.
Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.
She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.
She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.
Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.
General Spiritual Director
Besides being the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism, Gen-la is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. In addition to her responsibilities at Manjushri KMC, she teaches extensively at major events around the world.